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I hide in the darkness to find happiness

I don't have to be exposed to the cruel judging eyes of them in the darkness

Darkness seems to be my only sanctuary, my only escape

Trapped in my own thoughts and caged in insecurity, I walk alone

Walk in the shadows of others, who never noticed and never cared

I wear this mask you see

It shields me

From the people that bring me down

I never act like myself anymore

Because the normal me is annoying, useless and boring

So I shut everyone away, put on my fake smile and start my day

I don’t feel anything anymore, I just go through the motions of every day, and pretend to care

While everyone around doesn’t understand and doesn’t care

And I can’t help but to think

This mask is a blessing and a curse

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